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  • What are liquidations?

    n finance, to liquidate an asset is to sell it in return for money. A company can also be liquidated when it’s unable to pay its debts and all its contents are sold. 

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  • What is a security?

    A security is an umbrella term used for virtually any asset issued by a company or other common enterprise that can be bought and sold, but classification depends on the regulator in a country.

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  • What is a fund?

    Although the name can mean a lot of different things, you’ve most likely interacted with or set up a fund of your own at some point, be it a money pool at work or a savings fund for a rainy…

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  • What is an ETF?

    You’ve probably heard the expression ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’, a warning about investing too much in one particular area over others. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) takes that expression literally as it packages a number of securities…

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  • What is liquidity?

    Liquidity refers to the ease of converting assets into cash. High liquidity means there is an abundance of buyers and sellers for an asset, which makes it easy to complete trades. Low liquidity, or illiquid markets, have low numbers of…

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  • What is equity?

    Equity is quite a broad term and has a number of applications in finance. Primarily it refers to a shareholder’s size of ownership in a company and the value of the shares if they were sold off once any debts…

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  • What is high frequency trading?

    High-frequency trading (HFT) refers to a specialised form of trading that uses computer programs called bots to execute multiple trades in fractions of a second. The aim of HFT is to take advantage of very small price changes with high…

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